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 Links by Subject

 Borderlands Information

Americas Program of the Center for International Policy

Leading source of information for activists, academics and citizens concerned about US foreign policy toward Latin America and movements for social justice within the hemisphere. 


Border EcoWeb

Environmental issues of the U.S. - Mexico border region


Borderlands: An El Paso Community College Local History Project

Local history articles written by EPCC students and published in the El Paso Times.


The Borderlands Encyclopedia

Mega directory to U.S.-Mexico Border information on the Web


Borderlands Information Center

Central clearinghouse and referral center for information about the Texas/Mexico border region.


Ciudad Juarez

Business and community guide


El Paso Info

City Guide; El Paso commerce; real estate information and more


El Paso.org

Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce


Frontera NorteSur

News and analysis of current issues and events in the Paso del Norte region and the U.S. - Mexico border


Handbook of Texas Online

Search by keyword to find articles about El Paso and the border region


New Mexico Net

Business, entertainment, education links


Texas Water Development Board

Includes information on colonias with maps and data


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 Business and Economics


Full-text annual reports



World market information


C.E.O. Express

Portal to business research links: online magazines, statistics, international business, financial calculators, etc.



As one of twelve regional Reserve Banks in the Federal Reserve System, the Dallas Fed serves the Eleventh Federal Reserve District, which consists of Texas, northern Louisiana and southern New Mexico.


Hoovers Online

For company profiles, stock quotes, etc.



Choose "Mexico" to get economic indicators, stock market data, etc.; provides same type of data for other Latin American nations



Includes major financial indices, company descriptions


New York Stock Exchange

Designed as an educational tool, provides links to very good marketplace information



North American Industry Classification System


Securities and Exchange Commission  - EDGAR Archives

Files of publicly traded corporations


Small Business Administration 


SuperPages.com (Big Book)

Directory of 16 million U.S. businesses



Directory of U.S. manufacturers


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 Career and Employment

Career Builder.com

U.S.'s largest online job site



U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information


Medical Field Careers Info.com

Free resource provided by the Graduate Educational Information Service (GEIS). 


Military Skills Translator

Find civilian jobs that are similar to your military occupation, their salaries, the civilian training required and their future outlook.


Occupational Outlook Handbook (latest edition)

Nationally recognized source of career information; published by the US Dept. of Labor


O*NET OnLine

Primary source of occupational information; contains information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors.



Free salary wizard


Texas Reality Check

After High School you will need to pay for housing, transportation, clothes... You will need money. You will need a career... Take this online test.


Veteran's Job Bank

Provides a central resource that allows Veterans to access jobs available specifically for them.


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 Current Topics


Choose a subject heading or use the site Search engine to find national public opinion polls on hot topics



Pros and cons of controversial issues 



Vital Statistics of the United States
Portal to the online data dissemination activities of the Division of Vital Statistics, including both interactive online data access tools and downloadable public use data files.

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 Education Information


Accuplacer Practice Test

Free practice for the G.E.D., ASVAB, S.A.T., etc - from a commercial site


Education World

Directory of educational databases and guides; includes lesson plans



Educational Resources Information Center - the best educational research

National Center for Education Statistics


National Library of Education

The federal government's main resource center for education information

Peterson's Education Center

Financing Education - For college financial aid information

Pitsco Education Curriculum
Educational resources for K-12 teachers: among these, education podcasts and blogs 


Region 19 Education Service Center, Texas Education Agency
Services El Paso I.S.D. and other area school districts. Includes overview of Head Start and Special Education programs.

Teaching Tips


Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) Home Page
Includes a practice test

U.S. Department of Education
Links to educational statistics, research, news, financial aid

Web U.S. Higher Education
To access other colleges and universities


Scholarships and Financial Aid

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 Government Information


Country Studies
Description and analysis of social, economic, political and national security systems of 101 countries, published by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress between 1988 and 1998

Governments on the Web
Easy access to official government web sites, often including links to their agencies, tourism info., etc. Also links to multi-national institutions such as the European Union and the United Nations.


Gateway to statistics from 70 U.S. government agencies

For government reports & studies

Library of Congress
Supports the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people

The U.S. government's official web portal

U.S. Census Bureau
Source for social, demographic, and economic information

U.S. Federal Government Agencies Directory
A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies

White House 


Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Tracks state revenue and expenditures; Also links to E-Texas, a citizens' fiscal watchdog group

Texas Judiciary OnLine
Texas Judicial information; court cases, court administration, judicial committees & councils, court rules & Texas law

Texas Office of the Secretary of State
Voting and elections, Texas Register, Business law and regulations, Border and Mexican affairs

Texas Online: Official Portal of Texas
Traveling, working, doing business in and with Texas

Texas Records and Information Locator
Search 150 Texas state agency websites

Texas State Library & Archives Commission
About Texas -Government, Geography, History, State Agency publications and more


City of El Paso
Mayor, City Council, jobs, other local sites

El Paso County
Directory, press releases, Commission agendas, election results, El Paso history, etc.


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 Internet Tutorials

GCF Learn - Internet Basics

Become Internet savvy with tutorials on how to browse smartly, maintain your safety, and network socially while online.


Learn the Net

Your online guide to learning the Internet



Search techniques


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 Language and Literature

E.S.L. (English as a Second Language)

Activities for E.S.L. Students
Self-study quizzes

Dave's E.S.L. Cafe
A big site with links to other E.S.L. web sites

Online English Grammar

Sponsored by edufind.com 


Quia! English Activities
Games with cards and puzzles, mostly about grammar

Selected Links for ESL & EFL Students 



American Literature Sites 

Includes e-books


Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia of Eighteen Volumes  



The Internet Public Library Online Literary Criticism Collection
Annotated links to critical and non-critical websites

Literary Resources on the Net
Annotated list of links to both scholarly and popular sites - search by time period or genre


Voice of the Shuttle: Literature in English
Can search by time period, ethnic group, country, or genre; also links to literary theory


Voice of the Shuttle: Literatures other than English
Covers literature written in languages other than English - search by language, ethnic group or country



Updated - 2/27/2015

 Legal Information


American Law Sources Online (A.L.S.O.)
Comprehensive listing of legal resources such as courts of review, constitution or other organic law, legislative bills (current and past sessions), local law sources. Also provides links to some legal information from Mexico.


Eighth Court of Appeals, El Paso, TX
Includes disposition and submission lists, rules of court, T.R.A.P., T.R.C.P., docketing statements, opinions, case status, oral arguments.


El Paso Municipal Code

City laws arranged by subject.


Find Law
U.S. Federal Laws, U.S. Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Supreme Court & State Laws and Federal Court of Appeals Decisions


Google Scholar - Legal

Searches legal opinions from U.S. federal and state courts. Scroll down to "Legal opinions & journals."


Internet Law Library
U.S. federal, state and territorial laws, laws of other nations, treaties and international law, and searchable online copies of the Code of Federal Regulations and the U.S. Code


Latest news and commentary on state and federal law, court decisions

Legal Information Institute
Recent and historic Supreme Court decisions, full U.S. Code, U.S. Constitution and more

Meta-Index for U.S. Legal Research
Judicial opinions, legislation, federal regulations, people in law and more

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Clearinghouse for major federal agencies dealing with criminal justice information


OYEZ: U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia

Supreme Court decisions including audio files, pending cases, and a listing of justices from 1789 to present


Texas Administrative Code


Villanova University - Library Research Guide

From the Villanova University School of Law


Criminal Justice

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 Medical Information

American Medical Association
Promotes the science and art of medicine and the betterment of public health


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information, tips and warnings on everything from bicycle safety to biohazards


City of El Paso Dept. of Public Health

"Promotes, ensures, and improves the health and wellness of the El Paso, Texas community"


Dr. Greene's House Calls

Pediatric site


FastStats A to Z

Data by state from the Centers for Disease Control


Gateway to select consumer health and human services information resources provided by U.S. government agencies and other organizations serving the public interest

Healthy Net
The most comprehensive collection of information on conventional, natural and alternative health on the Internet


Healthy People 2020

Provides U.S. health data and tools on 39 topics. Useful for statistics and planning


Inner Body

Visual tour of human anatomy with descriptions, animations and tutorials - must have JAVA

Mayo Clinic
Directed by a team of Mayo physicians, scientists, writers and educators and updated each weekday

MedlinePlus - authoritative consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

Register for free and access 50 professional medical journals and medical news periodicals. Also provides the latest medical headlines, links to practice guidelines, treatment updates and patient resources, such as Micromedex CareNotes.



Medical dictionary


Penn Medicine Medical Animation Library
Diseases, body systems, and procedures explained in animation

National Library of Medicine's search service to access the citations in MEDLINE


State Health Facts 

Data by state and comparisons between states, from the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation 


Alternative Medicine



Focus on wellness and healthy lifestyles


National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

conduct and support research and provide information about complementary health
products and practices 


Drugs and Supplements


Medscape Drug Interaction Checker

Data on pharmaceuticals, herbals, interactions, side-by-side comparisons of drugs.


Drugs, Herbs and Supplements 

This site is co-hosted by the U.S. National Institute of Health and the National Library of Medicine  


Government Sponsored Programs


Benefits Check-up

One-stop check of 1,550 federal, state and local programs providing benefits to low-income senior citizens including health, housing, legal, education, transportation programs and more



Children's Health Insurance Program: From the Texas Health and Human Services Commission



Information about this government sponsored health program



Information about this government-sponsored health program


Mental Health


National Institute of Mental Health

Look under "Health Topics," "Outreach" and "News


N.I.M.H. The Numbers Count: Mental Disorders in America

Mental health statistics


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Massive media directory of 22,800 local and international magazines and newspapers from all over the world


AP Video Archive

Film and video archive from the Associated Press, the worlds largest and oldest news agency. Over 170,00 videos available.  New material is added daily.


Diario Digital (Cuidad Juarez)

El Paso Inc.
An El Paso-owned business and lifestyle weekly. (1995-present)

El Paso Times 
A 7 day rolling archive


El Paso Times Newspaper Digital Edition

A 28 day rolling archive. See your campus library for login information

Frontera NorteSur 
News and analysis of current issues and events in the Paso del Norte region and the U.S. - Mexico border


NBC Learn

Resource that provides thousands of historic news reports, current events stories, original content, primary source documents, and other digital media


The New York Times on the Web
Note: First time users must register online

Wall Street Journal 


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 Quick Reference

Consumer Price Indexes (Bureau of Labor Statistics)


Consumer Reports Online 


Fedstats (Statistics about the U.S. and other countries)


Governments of the World 


Historic Events and Birth-Dates 


HyperHistory (Timelines)




Refdesk.com (Fact checker for the Internet)


United States Postal Service 


Weather Channel 


Weights and Measures 


World Pages (Residential and business phone numbers)


XE.com: The Universal Currency Converter 


Zip Code Lookup


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 Research and Writing Tips

CitingTips - A.P.A.

Citing Tips - M.L.A.


Study Skills Tips

 Science, Mathematics, Technology




Science, health and technology news in the categories of Space, Animals, Health, Environment, Technology, History, Culture, Video, Strange News, and Images


Mad Sci Network 

"MadSci Network represents a collective cranium of scientists providing answers to your questions. For good measure we provide a variety of oddities as well."


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 

Weather, oceans, fisheries, satellites, climate, coasts


Natural Sciences and Mathematics 

From the W.W.W. Virtual Library Project


Nova ScienceNOW 

Online version of the P.B.S. programs including broadcasts back to Jan. 2005



Online version of Popular Science Magazine


Science Weekly 

Podcasts of the latest science news



Searches over 50 U.S. government science databases and 200 million pages of science information.


Sumanas, Inc. 

Animated tutorials in Astronomy, Biology (General Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, General Biotechnology, Biopsychology/Neuroscience), Chemistry, Ecology, Environmental Science and Statistics. Also “Science in the News” animations.


The Why Files 

Gives you the science behind the headlines.



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